#2 Thank you to everyone ho visited last week and to those joining us all on the second week of the great new Sweet Saturday Samples please enjoy.
While The Brat is rated 'sensual' and PG, there is no violence or 'explicit' sex in The Brat. There is some background reference, without details, to child abuse.
This scene in my debut novel The Brat published by The Wild Rose Press follows on from last week.
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The sound of crunching gravel brought his attention back to the reverend as the manapproached them. “Mr. Kouvaris.” The clergyman extended his hand and held out the sealed envelope.
“I am delighted to carry out this small commission for Miss Williams.” He looked over his shoulder to the open grave, then continued, “Please accept my condolences at such a sad time.”
“Thank you.” Ben took the envelope. What else could he say?
“By your mother’s request, there’s no formal gathering after the funeral, but you are welcome to join me and my wife at the vicarage.” His gaze encompassed them both as his arm waved in the direction of a large house overlooking the graveyard.
“Thank you, but I’m leaving for Greece this evening.” Ben wished himself gone, then wondered aloud, “How did you identify me?”
The clergyman had moved away but swung round with a puzzled frown. “Miss Williams pointed you out when she asked me to give you this.” He indicated the envelope in Ben’s hand.
“I see.” He didn’t, but kept his own counsel.
"Thank you,” Ben repeated and, with Mr. Cranborne, headed for his hired car.
The man beside him voiced the question running through Ben’s mind. “How did she know who you are?”